's Headlines Archives - 2005
Headlines in the month of June
* Reliance Capital set to buy Adlabs
* BBC World to launch show on Bollywood business
* Jossen promoted to Touchstone TV EVP production
* FM news pumps up volume on media scrips
* Business decision makers prefer CNN: PAX study
* Animax lines up Jackie Chan, Godzilla treat
* Apurva Purohit joins Radio City as CEO 1 July
* [V] and Nestle Pure Life for Summer Shake 2005
* Govt oks revenue share, 20% FDI in FM sector
(30 June 2005 )
* Nokia ventures, BlueRun pact to invest in India
* Aksh Optifibre gets Rs 961 mn AP broadband project
* Channel 7 claims No 2 position in Uttar Pradesh
* Videocon acquires Thomson SA's TV tube business
* 70's rock dominates 'Top Gear's driving song search
* CNN examines 'Africa At Risk' next month
* Sci fi Channel in the US goes the video blog route
* BBC to feature a series of specials celebrating Africa
* Star Plus garners 15 million calls for 'KBC2'
* Tam to increase TV panel size to 10,300
* Sahara's news biz head Ambikanand Sahay exits
* Minerva & SureWest in deal for IPTV systems
* Nick Online in the US takes paid gaming initiative to the next level
* MTV US launches interactive entertainment division
* MTV's eyes are on Tony Blair Friday
* ChannelNewsAsia to cover Olympics bidding session'
* Two Minute TV launches 3 series for mobiles
* BBC to enhance journalism training in the UK
* Hallmark to air 2-part miniseries 'Earthsea'
(29 June 2005 )
* Aastha to set up Singapore subsidiary
* Cartoon Network's 'Join the Powerpuff Generation' to search for TV hosts
* Zee asserts 8% growth for 'Time Bomb' viewership
* B.A.G. Films FY '05 net up 17% to Rs 34 million
* China's internet users cross 100 million
* UTV to roll out two new kids channels
* Comcast and Starz Entertainment ink movie deal
* US cable companies not to share broadband lines
* US-based Atis launches IPTV standards forum
* Trai moots 100% foreign ownership in satellite radio
* Zee to kick off musical reality show on 30 June
* Sahara One's 'Bollywood Aur Kya!' goes bi-weekly
* Cartoon Network Enterprises reshuffles operating structure
* Gay & lesbian channel Logo to launch on 30 June
* Kairali TV to launch second channel in August
* Loral Skynet launches Skyreach IP services
* MTV Networks joins hand with Midway Games
* F1 going from strength to strength on ESS
(28 June 2005 )
* Star suspects sabotage in sat. signal disruption
* Zee argument: no copyright on presentation
* MTV Networks to launch Nick in Korea
* Isro to include European instruments on moon trip
* Mobiltek clinches systems integration contracts
* Hurley to host reality show 'Project Catwalk'
* Film remembering 9/11 to air globally
* Trump searches for next 'Apprentice'
* British Telecom invests $48 m in IP initiatives
* BBC's Wimbeldon feature draws 2 million viewers
* StarHub launches 'PPV channel' Demand TV
* Isro looks to put a 'robot on the moon'
* Siemens, Grundy link TV with b'band, mobile networks
* BBC plans tribute for Tsunami affected regions
* Discovery to co-produce a series 'Alive'
* Creative Broadcast Services to acquire BBC B'cast
(27 June 2005 )
* Asianet to launch new soap in the 8 pm slot
* TV18 plans early conversion of warrants
* Broadcast News seeks uplink permission
* Zone Vision in China with Encore Intl acquisition
* Pamela Anderson 'Laid Bare' on Star World
* Martha Stewart targets cooks in new show
* FremantleMedia taps Piller as intl brand manager
* Fox to roll out red carpet for 'Celebrity Idol'
* VHI India to showcase Live 8 concert footage
* FIPB clears Hay House's proposal to set up JV
* Roys' NDTV share transfer plan hits snag
(25 June 2005 )
* Mukta sets up lifestyle channel in Dubai
* Intelsat successfully launches IA-8 satellite
* Melton is Time Warner EVP global public policy
* BBC Arabic launches on FM in Lebanon
* Star Plus unveils IIFA Awards series
* Jay Kushner is Viacom VP, general tax counsel
* Freescale accelerates digital audio transition
* Discovery in the look out for docu filmmakers
* Child porn: Yahoo shuts down sex chat rooms
* Animal Planet brings 'Tsunami: Animal Instincts'
* CCTV China - Autodesk tie-up for HD broadcasting
* Govt plans 1-year uplink licence for foreign news channels
* Sahara asserts impressive response for 'Dial One...'
* Ultra invests Rs 200 mn in distribution & production
(24 June 2005 )
* Sony's 'Fame Gurukul' ready to roll
* LG unveils world's largest commercial PDP TV
* BroadcastAsia2005 ended on a high note with mobile broadcasting and high-definition technologies taking the spotlight
* Paramount revamps distribution network in India
* Star Vijay lines up Mani Ratnam-directed event
* Indian filmmaker wins top honour in the US
* Etc's 'Taraana' music to male ears
* Sony to sizzle up weekend with 'Monsoon Masala'
* BBC designs new editorial guidelines
* 7 Star Care to launch two interactive shows
(23 June 2005 )
* Vh1 takes Pentagram band to Glastonbury festival
* Hearing on 'Time Bomb' adjourned to 27 June
* ESS Asia in restructuring mode
* IP-based Aliant TV launched in Canada
* Max's Chakraverty joins Sahara One Motion Pic
* WGA seeks to unionise reality TV writers
* Fox's crime drama takes viewers 'Inside' the FBI
* Nick Robinson is BBC's political editor
(22 June 2005 )
* Media cos. straddling segments; govt worried
* TAM's Blink: Digitisation the next big thing for TV
* Nude antics put Australian reality show in trouble
* SET's Chawla joins Sahara One as PR head
* Casbaa appoints new V-P John Medeiros
* Zee asserts Mumbai ratings high for 'Time Bomb' debut
* Fromer E! boss Jarl Mohn joins MobiTV
* Zee Arabia launching in August
* Impressive exhibitor line up awaits Promax&BDA
* Echostar names new president, vice chairman
* MTV acquires virtual pet Co. NeoPets for $160mn
(21 June 2005 )
* TV Today plans third channel launch
* Disney launches two channels in Cambodia
* BroadcastAsia 2005 & Tech Shows Draw 60,552 Attendees
* Delhi HC allows 'Time Bomb' telecast
* CBS to air miniseries on the late Pope John Paul II
* Qatar Airways to herald live onboard TV
* Sony, Warner to collaborate for gaming projects
* Charles Koppelman is Living Omnimedia chairman
* Web editions of newspapers growing in popularity in the US
* France's HD Forum Association launches label
* Crest's US subsidiary to partner with ME, LGFE
* Asia Times Online taps New Skies Satellite for DTH
* BBC faces probe from Office of Fair Trading
* Wimbledon goes online in India through SifyMax
* PCCW, LG triumph at Frost & Sullivan Tech Awards
* 'American Idol' pulls 8 mn viewers on Star World
* Percept Picture Co. to release three movies in four months
* NDTV moots fourth channel as NDTV Nation
(20 June 2005 )
* Radio Mirchi to organise Radio Works 2005
* Sahara news rejigs personnel
* Hathway takes Star to court over dues
* NatWest series to be aired live on ESPN
* Nielsen hit by antitrust lawsuit in US
* SPTI takes stake in Elizabeth Murdoch's Shine
* NBC Universal to premier 'King Kong' teaser on 9 networks
* Locations felicitates veteran director S Samanta
* Mauritius, S.A. make their case for film locales
(18 June 2005 )
* I&B ministry might be liberal on anti-smoking ban
* I&B ministry toys cross-media restrictions
* FM radio: I&B in favour of news, FDI
* Downlink Policy: Chandra has reservations
* Delhi HC notice to Zee on 'Time Bomb'
* 'Red Alert' to feature an expose on blue film CDs
* Zee Business features P. Chidambaram on 18 June
* MTV India head Alex Kuruvilla quits
* Sun buys out 'Dinakaran' 100 %
* BBC to launch radio amnesty campaign for Africa
* Nat Geo Intl calls for entries for documentary fund
* WSG secures Asian Football rights for $200 mn
* Jeremy Bowen as BBC World Middle East editor
* Bangla Music in tie up with Saregama for videos
(17 June 2005 )
* News channel stock up on government ok for FII inflows
* Sahara finishes phase 1 restructuring; Aditya CEO
* BBC hopes to launch channel in China
* Asianet launches 'Comedy Nagar 2nd Street'
* Zee TV bets big on 'Time Bomb'
* Indian girl Devika Mathur in 'Canadian Idol' race
* Arianespace to launch BSat-3a for Japan in 2007
* 3G phone-enabled drama series to launch in S'pore
* Rakesh Lamba Sahara's new distribution head
* Zee Bangla to air Kolkata election 'Verdict 2005'
(16 June 2005 )
* I&B ministry supports anti-smoking ban
* Sahara to pump Rs 1 bn in movie production
* Hungama's new 'Hero' lives up to its name
* Cartoon Network to premiere 'Vikram Betal'
* Nick Intl acquires the rights to adventure series 'Trollz'
* Aditya takes charge as Sahara CEO on Thursday
* Anuj Gandhi named SET Discovery president
* Bravo inks deal with IMG/TWI for reality special
* Viacom board clears split into two entities
* DishTV adds SS music to its offering
* Priyanka Shah wins Channel [V]'s 'Get Gorgeous II'
* Intel signs MoU with Shanghai Media for IPTV
* Jennifer Beals starrer to premier on Lifetime TV
* BBC Japan, DWTV launched on Japan IPTV
* Comedian Bill Cosby is the top TV dad of all time
* BBC Worldwide profits up 50 per cent
* Ratings skyrocket on Jackson verdict
(15 June 2005 )
* FIPB clears Jagran TV, Bloomberg's FDI proposals
* Harris Corp to release VisionGlobal at Broadcast Asia
* CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia2005 - explore the realms of technoogies that impact one another and shape the future
* NDTV Media's Kamath joins CNBC as director sales
* Shahrukh to host 'Paheli' special on Star Plus
* Discovery to feature 'Science of Star Wars'
* DD to air series examining Kashmir crisis
* Zee Smile to acquire global formats
* Lucent wins China Mobile, China Unicom contracts
* Apple, Nokia in deal for mobile web browser
* China to lay undersea internet cable
* ABU, Unesco ink deal to create branded AV section
* Nick's Jadoo finale receives rave response from kids
* Disney to premier 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' on 25 June
* Oscar launches two DTH-enabled TVs
* News Corp leads lobby to regulate Nielsen
* UK Digital TV penetration touches 62%
* BBC secures Spielberg series for UK
* 'Batman' star plays lead in TV show 'Abandon'
* Sony Pictures Television picks Russian reality show
(14 June 2005 )
* Channel 7 creates 'crime band' for Mon-Fri
* ESPN to air Spelling Bee Championship
* Cartoon Network, Pogo's summer initiatives deliver top ratings
* Nepal lifts ban on Indian news channels
* Tom Keaveny is Discovery Asia MD
* Star acquires 2 telenovelas from RCTV
* World's largest satellite launch next month
* IIFA Awards to air on Star Plus 26 June
* BBC in 'Wordhunt' to rewrite Oxford dictionary
* FTV head Michel Adams in indecent assault case
(13 June 2005 )
* Bullish Zee Smile(s) unveils shows, campaigns
(12 June 2005 )
* FIFA Cup to be aired live on ESPN Star Sports
* UTV in co-prod. deal with Bachchan's AB Corp
* Astro Q1 net profit doubles to $ 151 million
* Ten Sports signs deal with Pak Football Federation
* Stop! meets European officials on piracy menace
* NGC Intl acquires 40 hours of prog. from DDE
* Patch Khan is Discovery Asia VP network ops
* Armstrong set to make headlines on Discovery
* Star Ananda rakes up 38% share in debut week
(11 June 2005 )
* 'Get Gorgeous' II final to air on 11 June
* 'Star Parivaar' hits ratings gold
* Survival mantra for news channels - innovate or perish
* Amsterdam all set for the Samsung IIFA Awards
* ABC's reality show welcomes viewers to the neighbourhood
* CNBC Asia Pacific upgrades news production facility
* Chatwal wins S Asia Media's Entrepreneur of the Year
* Mumbai kid wins Nick's 'Jadoo'
* Aditya to join Sahara One as CEO
* Sir Andrew Burns is BBC's international governor
* GSN acquires rights to 'The Amazing Race'
* WWE to tour Japan with Big Show next month
* Grammy Awards on 8 February
* Govt moots net worth norm for channels
* DNA gears up for a price war
* Soccer telecast rights bids between Rs 3-5 bn
(10 June 2005 )
* Pre-9, Zee dailies to run five days
* Zone Vision's Reality TV to launch on CBNSat
* Animal Planet to premiere 'Animal Icons'
* CCTV, Sony ink deal to distribute drama series
* Chinese TV drama finds many suitors in Asia
* Disney acquires games developer Minds Eye
* Telecom equipment mkt grows 71%: V&D survey
* Fox News appoints Vipp Jaswal as VP intl distribution
* China may ban foreign cartoons from prime time
* PanAmSat expands agreement with CCTV
* Zee Sports all ready to play games
(9 June 2005 )
* 'Sex and The City' fourth season launches 12 June
* Reality TV launches in Sri Lanka, Japan
* Russia to unveil 24x7 English news channel
* IOC expects 40% rise in Olympics rights revenues
* Tandberg TV & Microsoft ink deal for IPTV
* TV Land to celebrate 50 years of Warner Bros. TV
* Sakar in marketing deal with Cine World, Jhankar Music
* French rival to BBC, CNN gets EC clearance
* 'Desperate Housewives', 'Lost' vie for Teen choice
* ATN International brings ATN Bangla to Canada
* Nick's Jadoo Space Challenge to hit Mumbai and Delhi
* Google globe's biggest media company
* Cabinet tunes in to radio FM
* Euro channels may hop on to DD Direct+
* AXN to do Indian 'Ultimate Guinness Records'
* Sahara One to launch new show in afternoon band
* CNN US puts Wolf Blitzer in 'The Situation Room'
* 15 participants vie to become a 'Rock Star'
* BBC DG optimistic about religious content
(8 June 2005 )
* Zee-Turner notice to Hathway Bhawani
* Star serves switch-off notice to Hathway
* Toon Disney to celebrate Donald Duck's birthday on 9 June
* Solid growth for Star, Sony, Zee: MPA
* Asia media earnings to touch $60 billion in 2005-2006
* Ten Sports to telecast Argentina-Brazil match live
* Sahara One to air movies before theatrical release
* ESS in 3-year deal with IHF for intl match telecast
* NBC to provide video asssets to MeeVee Inc.
* BSkyB targets mobile users with content service
* Nimbus buys WSG's stake in sports JV
* Hurray! launches first mobile album in China
* Channel 7 introduces 3 new infotainment shows
* Microsoft launches MSN in China
* IPTV showcased at SUPERCOMM 2005
* Japan leads Asia-Pacific e-commerce market
* Vh1, Wilhelmina to produce 'The Agency'
(7 June 2005 )
* Vijay TV lines up new soap 'Aasai'
* India Today launches 'Scientific American' Indian edition
* Disney Channel to premiere 'Pocahontas' on 11 June
* BVITV inks deal with Star One for 'Jetix' block
* Sharp launches biggest LCD TV set
* Rigel to distribute TV doc on 'Cinderella Man'
* New Zealand's TV industry looks to the future
* 'Desperate...' tops nominee list at TCA Awards
* 'Napoleon Dynamite' lights a fuse at MTV Awards
* Sun soap 'Metty Oli' to end on 17 June
(6 June 2005 )
* HC bars 'Kyaa Kool…' DVD release before 16 June
* ABC News' Koppel to open Promax&BDA seminar
* Harlequin goes the reality way with 'Mr Romance'
* Porn sites to get '.xxx' domain name; FRC frowns
* CNBC TV18 to unveil two new shows
* Disney's Eisner receives honorary doctorate from California State University
* Toon Disney gets into action mode with 'Jetix'
* Digital media summit in the US next week
* ITV inks deal with Mobile Interactive for 3G tech
* Viacom to honour classic TV series 'Bewitched'
* Al Jazeera TV production festival in Doha in 2006
(4 June 2005 )
* BCCI to invite fresh bids for TV rights
* Digital platforms to lead future growth
* Sun schedules July launch of its Tamil channel on Astro
* Government ready to issue DTH LoI to Sun
* Nalavadi to head biz development at Disney
* 'The Guardian' launches sports series on Channel 4
* aMAP signs on Zee Network in 1-year deal
* History Channel delves on Deep Throat's story
* Sony, French Televisions showcase HDTV
* Ex-Star executives in movie deal with RGV
* CNN announces international journalism initiatives
* CNN's Turner bemoans coverage of trivial news
* AXN expands its reach to Korea
* Closing arguments presented in Jackson case
* Jolie, Pitt on Star Movies' 'Opening Night'
(3 June 2005 )
* Times Internet's Upen Rai in charge of Zoom TV
* MTV to launch mobile community brand 'Flux'
* Sun cold on Maa TV buy
* Zee TV gears up to launch four new shows
* Clio 2005 Special on NDTV Profit's 'All About Ads'
* Hathway launches cable Internet in Mysore
* 'American Idol' Underwood inks $1 mn deal
* Bombed broadcast centre in Lanka not ours: Sun TV
* Will Korea's 'Winter Sonata' woo India?
* Broadcasting sector boom in Korea
* Mobile Media launches interactive TV programs
* NBC ropes in Megan Mullally to host talk show
* Vh1's Christina Norman elevated as MTV president
(2 June 2005 )
* TV industry largely ok with on-screen tobacco ban
* CNBC's Mini Menon moves to Times' news channel
* MTV to launch Tempo; Caribbean music channel
* 'Beyblade' to air on Cartoon Network on 3 June
* 'Playboy' founder Hefner plans reality show
* 'Desperate Housewives' to take centre stage on Star World
* Travel &Living to profile world's glitziest casinos
* Star World to shift Oprah's show to prime time
* CNBC, Singapore Airlines ink deal for in-flight news
* Santosh Nair joins UTV as VP syndication & sales
* Star Ananda officially starts beaming
* Atlas Media Corp expands operations
* WWE expands VoD service in the US
* British TV exports hit $974 million in 2004
* AXN expands into Switzerland
* Anne Robinson to host chat show on BBC One
* Menon joins Nimbus as sports and media president
(1 June 2005 )
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